Firecracker set off on school bus headed for Brooklyn Dreams Charter

Officials say 11 people were taken to the hospital and five were treated at the scene. (5/27/14)

BROOKLYN - One person was seriously hurt after a firecracker went off on a school bus in Flatbush. 

The bus made an emergency stop at Ocean Avenue and Dorchester Road at around 7:30 a.m. 

According to police, 11 people were taken to the hospital for observation and five others were treated at the scene. 

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A Department of Education spokesperson says the bus was carrying students from the Brooklyn Dreams Charter School. 

The bus company reported that one or two children set off the firecracker. 

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